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-span, president obama, vice president biden, and senate majority leader harry reid comment on the death of senator ted kennedy. after that, we will show you senator kennedy's speeches at the 1980 democratic convention. later, congressman gerry connolly hold a town hall meeting in springfield, virginia. >> as washington and the nation continues to focus on health care, sunday on c-span, we will talk about dealing with the swine flu virus with dr. thomas friedman, director of the centers for disease control on newsmakers. then there will be a look inside the u.s. hospitals. cohen said the supreme court to see those -- go inside the supreme court to see those rarely seen places. the supreme court is home to the nation's highest court. senator ted kennedy served nine times, serving 47 years in the senate. senator kennedy served on seven major committees, armed services, and the judiciary committee. in 1980, senator kennedy unsuccessfully challenged president carter for the presidential -- for the democratic presidential nomination. president obama spoke about ted kennedy this morning from martha's vin
-american. [applause] i would like you to tell harry reid that we are not evil. i would like you to tell your congressman that we are not a mob, not a complex clan, and we have nothing in common with timothy mcveigh. we are americans, simply exercising our constitutional rights. clap up [applause] also, please tell your community organizing president to get used to an organized community. and finally, point number three, what? >> i let other people finish their comments. it will only take a second. >> i'm going to quote cs lewis. of all the tyrannies, a tierney exercised for the good of its victims may be most effective. it would be better under robber barons then under omnipotent moral busybodies. [applause] the robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep. his stupidity may be satiated. but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without an, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. [applause] >> mr. chair, i would like to yield my time to the lady in the strikes here. go ahead. >> you are up right now. i thought we would just do ladies first? congressman, i'd do
vilified as a un-american or evil-mongers which harry reid said a few days ago. when you hear all the attacks and demeaning you and me the activities we are undertaking on behalf of freedom, take heart because the american public is looking at the other side's attacks on us and they are looking at their preposterous stands on this issue. their statements on the issue. they are siding with us. americans are about common sense and they get when their freedoms are its stake and they stand up and fight when -- for those freedoms and your in the vanguard. i am encouraged by the poll numbers. i want to take a moment and tell you about americans for prosperity and americans for prosperity foundation. it started four and a half years ago. it was an idea that asked a question. we know that whenever there is a budget fight or tax battle, whether in washington or state capital, we know there are going to be people on the big government side. you always see that. maybe that is the public employee union standing up and saying we need the money for this government service. maybe it is for the r
much hour to nancy pelosi, speaker of of the house, and harry reid, the senate majority leader, to push legislation forward. he hasn't exerted the powers of the presidency really to push this debate forward on a plan that he favors. he's quite equivocal on healthcare from week to week. do we require a government option? do we not? he's flip-flopped on that issue. this is a pretty tough time for him and unless he comes out of the august recess focused again, i think it's going to be a very difficult september through the end of the year. >> recently quoted in a piece in "the hill," written by sam youngman, analysis has been disaster for obama. you say that capitol has spent a bit at a time on a piece of legislation. light said, eventually it runs out. >> well, you know, lyndon johnson came into office huge congressional majority, just great political capital after lumping barry goldwater in the 1954 election. he had a large number of bills that had already been drafted that he had embraced as his own and he phed and pushed for that first six months. he was saying all along that everyday
. majority leader harry reid has announced a final vote on the nomination will have then thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. eastern. wednesday speakers included samet terse mel martinez, kit bond, john cornyn, al franken and a group of women senators. >> senator of minnesota is recognized. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you, mr. chairman for those remarks on behalf of judge sonia sotomayor for a very strong nominee. s chairman of the senate judiciary committee i want to thank you and senator sessions for the way you conducted the confirmation hearing, the dignity shown to the nominee in that hearing. i think that was very important to the process. we may not have agreed with the conclusions some of the colleagues reached but no one can argue it was conducted with great dignity. today i will be speaking in support of judge sotomayor's nomination but first i am going to be joined by several of my esteemed fellow women senators including senator shaheen of new hampshire who is here already. senator stabenow of michigan, senator jalabert and from new york and senator murray of washington state. w
-span.org/healthcare >>host: harry reid it is a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to interview you we have done a lot of things together over many, many years but this is a first for i am looking forward to having the opportunity to talk about your new book. >>guest: we have this longstanding relationship of 26 years but i am so used to having people question me that even you i am a little anxious with you. [laughter] >>host: this will be fun. tell me how you came across the the title "the good fight" what does that mean? >>guest: i think the fact that fight is not negative it is part of what life is all about. you cannot have good fights that are not to unnecessary you cannot have fights just to be fighting and so i thought that was a good title so o if people want me to put my name on the book i say it is our fight so that is the best that i can come up with. >>host: i think it is a great title and i appreciate you're right teeing you inscribed the book to me, and unlike anybody who has written a book you had done that around the tidal and i appreciate that. >> i know what i put it in your book my
. as well as are senate majority large -- majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work -- [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator joe brent, but the boom are justice sotomayor's home centers, for their work. i want to thank all the members of congress who have joined us at this white house again. i want to thank all the advocates and groups who mobilized and supported these average from the very beginning. your work was absolutely critical to our success and i every create -- i appreciate all the work that you have done. so pat yourselves on the back. congratulations. [applause] to who members of congress -- members of congress that i especially want to acknowledge, senator mendenez the work so hard on the senate side, and congresswoman -- its share of a spanish caucus. -- the chair of the spanish caucus. we want to take a moment to recognize the woman who in some any waste truly made this day possible, justice sotomayor's mother. selena sotomayor. [applause] -- celina sotomayor. m
and harry reid and all of these people who continue to make us feel like we have to fight for our american freedoms? [cheers and applause] >> weaken both the stereotype. in the past couple of weeks, there have been three very high- profile republicans that got caught with their mistresses. i am not going to stereotype. i am in a party with a navy admiral, a navy corporal. my good friend jim marshall is in the ranger hall of fame. it does not make me any of those things, but i am proud to be there with those people. i am pro-life. >> did you say that you work with this bill -- >> i am sorry, one at a time. >> did you say you were working on this bill with schumer on this immigration thing? >> schuler. by the way, heath schuler came in second in the heisman trophy, but that does not make me a great quarterback. >> let's talk about schumer for a minute. >> he is a senator out of new york. >> he is planning to ram through this health care bill with a vote of 50. can you fight against that for us in mississippi? >> sir, i regret that i am going to have to ask you to repeat your question. i coul
do not think you should add nancy pelosi and harry reid's faces on mount rushmore. liberals may see obama's presidency as the second coming, but given his policies, i would not count on a second term coming. [applause] thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. your very well dressed. now the fun starts. we have questions. you are already lined up. >> my name is courtney, and i am from the community college outside of box build tennessee. what is your next book, and as a going to be as good as your last book? >> they're all my children. i think they are also good. the next book is top-secret for now. i have to observe democrats a little bit longer. >> thank you. >> i go to college in arizona. in light of the recent battle tail light at the white house, if americans dismiss this, you think the current administration has the potential to overthrow our democracy? i am not seeing much difference between our government asking its citizens to report fission material -- fishy material and the nazi party asking people to turn into those who oppose them. >> i would not worry about that with
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